The European shoe manufacturer, Reno, is doing something different to stop the increasing amount of shoplifting going on at its stores. Rather than installing more cameras, or using those ink-exploding things, Reno will be embedding RFID tags in all of their shoes. The RFID tags will be able to track when a cheap-o decides to stroll out with a new pair of shoes, unpaid. Upon finding the thief, a stereotypical 1920's shoemaker will come clob the person to death, retrieving the shoes (I wish). All purchased shoes will have the RFID tags deactivated at checkout.

European retailer embeds RFID chips in shoes [Via Gadget Lab]


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